Scientists Have Unraveled The Genetics Of Human Height

October 5, 2014 8:15 PM

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Scientists Have Unraveled The Genetics Of Human Height

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It's no secret that if your dad is tall and your mother is tall, you are probably going to be tall. But fully understanding the genetics of height has been a big order for scientists.

Researchers on Sunday unveiled what they called the biggest such study to date, analyzing genome data from more than a quarter million people to identify nearly 700 genetic variants and more than 400 genome regions relating to height.

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